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Bribery knows no boundaries, or borders.

Corruption knows no boundaries, or borders, according to a new study released by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The OECD analyzed 427 foreign bribery cases that were closed between 1999 and 2014. What the researchers found is a steady stream of illicit money exchanges between multinational businesses and public officials in both poor and rich countries.

“We have learned that bribes are being paid across sectors to officials from countries at all stages of economic development,” the researchers wrote. “Corporate leadership is involved, or at least aware, of the practice of foreign bribery in most cases, rebutting perceptions of bribery as the act of rogue employees.”

Very informative article and very detailed, shows that politicians do indeed take bribes, and not just in third-world countries… in fact 2/3rds were politicians in the upper-developed countries!

Source: How the world’s biggest companies bribe foreign governments—in 11 charts – The Washington Post

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